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26 January - 24 March 2019

Vase, 1907-1914, by Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres. Gift of the New Zealand Army Department, 1945. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Te Papa (CG000944).

From Te Papa to Tauranga, Remembering Rodin features the bronze sculpture Eve; by Auguste Rodin, dating back to 1882.

Accompanying Rodin’s sculpture is a large, opulent porcelain vase, presented to the New Zealand Services by the Prime Minister of France and a friend of Rodin, Georges Clemenceau in 1919.

French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is one of the world’s most famous artists whose work had a huge influence on modern art, setting the scene for 20th-century modernism.

Among his most well-known works are The Age of Bronze (1876), The Thinker (1880) and The Kiss (1882).

This exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience his legacy in person and admire an example of his work that has been appreciated by fellow artists, experts, scholars and connoisseurs for many years.

This exhibition has been developed and toured by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Dr Mark Stocker. Photo courtesy of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Curator Talk: Remembering Rodin

Saturday, 23 March at 10.30am
Tauranga Art Gallery

Join Dr. Mark Stocker, Curator Historical International Art from Te Papa, from 10.30am as he guides you through the life of one of the most prominent artists to ever live, Auguste Rodin. Dr. Stocker curated the exhibition, Remembering Rodin, currently on show at the Gallery. Entry to the Gallery is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Please register as numbers are limited.


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Top image credit: Eve, 1882, by Auguste Rodin. Purchased 1959 with Lindsay Buick Bequest funds. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Te Papa (1959-0029-1) 

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